Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
of a u.s. special operations team has been killed during a weekend rescue mission in afghanistan. the mission freed the doctor abducted by the taliban just five days ago. president barack obama praised the special forces on sunday, saying that it was characteristic of the extraordinary courage, skills, patriotism. they said that joseph was rescued after the intelligence shows he was in danger of an injury or possible debt. and in a statement, the president says of the fallen soldier that he gave his life for a fellow american and he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our nation to stay strong, stay safe, and free. >>> still ahead on 9news this sunday night. terrifying moments outside an airport where a man rams a vehicle and then opens fire. >>> finally, president barack obama and house speaker boehner meet. there's a possible movement tonight in the fiscal cliff stand off. we'll have the lathe coming up. >>> take a look at that fog. light mist and drizzle here on the weather terrace. i'll tell you how long that will stick around. you'll wan
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
're the center of media attention worldwide, the second worst massacre in u.s. history in our town. it just doesn't compute. ♪ ♪ >> our team also included satellite operator curt brooks, but breaking news came earlier and he had to go. his main concern in newtown was being respectful to a town dealing with so much. i think it's that kind of thoughtfulness that really helped us, too. kind of maintain our sense of being a team and also just to deal with this situation, we wanted to be very thoughtful to everyone there. tough. >> do you think the town appreciated that or were they just overwhelmed by so many media people there. >> i've never seen so many media people there. absolutely everyone was there, all the networks, all the local calls, people from out of town. good thing is i did work in connecticut. >> you had worked there, so this was something you were very familiar with, a place. >> a place i've reported before and people knew that in the area. i mentioned it, if they kind of seemed uncertain. >> i told them i grieve with them. we all do. the whole nation does. >> yes, we do. thank yo
Dec 29, 2012 11:00pm EST
cuts scheduled to go into effect on tuesday. the u.s. will also hit its borrowing limit on monday make it difficult for the government to pay its bills. >>> meanwhile, an elderly woman is cammed fast moving fire that left two others hurt. tonight fire investigators say the woman may have gone back in the burning town house to warn the others. the fire swept through this town house on laurel hill road in grown belt last night. destroying the unit and damaging the surrounding town houses. fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire that left the woman in her 80s dead. >> what we're hearing is a possibility that she may have left the house, got out safely before returning back into the house. >> i heard from my wife who was here when the fire started that my neighbor jumped off the second floor, and that his house -- that his housemate also got some burns's was trying to rescue the lady he was taking care v. >> we're told the two surviving victims are being treated for serious but nonlife-threatening injuries. >>> big crowds this weekend at the dulles expo, the
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm EST
hearing for bradley manning, the private charged with giving u.s. government secrets to wikileaks. at issue whether the nine months manning spent in the brig amounted to illegal punishment, and if it did, should the case be dismissed because of it? today the top administrator says brig officials used improper procedures to recommend that manning be held in maximum custody. >>> tonight we've got an update on the tragic death of a new york city man whose final moments were captured in that picture. tonight a 30-year-old homeless man faces second-degree charges of murder. davis is accused of shoving that victim following a confrontation. davis has a long record in new york and pennsylvania. police say the victim tried to climb a few feet to safety but got trapped between the train and the platform's edge. what was planned as a birthday party for jazz great dave brubeck is now becoming a memorial tribute. brubeck died today in connecticut one day shy of his 92nd birthday. gotta know that one. take five from the 1959 album time-out. it was the first jazz album to sell a million copies.
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
in okay, surrounding it 56 smaller trees representing the 50 states, the district, and the u.s. territories. these trees will be lit every night through january 1st. >>> donate food from martha's table and you get a free beer. not a bad deal. we stopped by the give a can/get a can drive at the old town location today. if you missed it, you can still take part next thursday at the georgetown location. you can get up to three free cans of brew. >> that's right, topper, don't bring six cans of food down there. >>> the smithsonian unveiled some serious bling today. check out this glittering aquamarine, mained in brazil, 10,000 karats. this is the largest cut piece of aquamarine in the world. it is named after brazil's first two emperors. >> even a small sliver would look good on my finger. >> did you say aquamarine? >> it's a type of gem. >> that helps. thank you. >> rough crowd here tonight. >>> all right, 44 today. hard to believe we were in the 70s a couple of days ago. a little unsettled for the next three days. let's start with a live look outside, our live michael & son weath
Dec 28, 2012 1:35am EST
from stone ridge high school is the number four sports moment of the year. she was the youngest u.s. olympian at the games. wasn't even considered a favorite to win the 100-meter freestyle. after all, she qualified third, and she was only 15. in the finals, she led virtually wire to wear, recorded the second fastest time ever, and instant hero status when she returned home to the dmv. family and tv crews were there to capture it all. katie ledecke, our number four sports moment of the year. >>> finally, how bad has it gotten for the wizards? even when things go well, they don't. last night, webster with a throw-down, but check this out. waived off because he helped himself with the dunk. offensive goal tending. no bucket. >> how weak do you have to be to help yourself dunk in the nba? >> and he's 6'
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
is now in the u.s. senate, where the republican and democratic leaders are trying to find some sort of compromise. but if they can't, the president is insisting on an up and down vote on his plan in both the house and senate. the vote in the news room tonight was to have gary nurenberg fill us in. gary? >> reporter: derek, how absurd is this? almost no one wants the country to see that combination of huge spending cuts and tax increases, but month after month after month, congress has been unable to cut a deal to avoid them. how absurd is this? so absurd the president is quoting yogi berra to describe it. >> this is deja vu all over again. america wonders why it is that in this town for some reason, you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable, why everything has to wait until the last minute. we're now at the last minute. >> reporter: the president spoke after a meeting where republican and democratic senate leaders agreed to try to find a solution. >> we're out of town. we've got to do it now. the next 24 hours will be very important. >> reporter: a rare phrase these days,
Dec 30, 2012 11:30pm EST
manley. next to him tight end for the d.c. did i vas, donna wilkinson. for u.s.a. today, christine brennan. redskins hall of famer darrell green. now, we were all together yesterday talking about this game, and you could just feel the excitement, even amongst us, but, of course, amongst the fans. let's talk about this. i want to start with you guys. dex, i'm going to start with you. can you pick who was your star? >> that goes without saying. alfred morris. i got a couple on my list but i would say alfred morris. he ran well. the cowboys were dead last in stopping the run. it takes no eyewitness news stein to figure that out. you run the football. >> it was a great 200 yards there. of course, he set the rushing record by a redskin, overlapping -- or topping, i should say, clinton portis' record but also the redskins set a rushing franchise record for a season as well. donna, who would you say? >> i say what darrell said. tony romo, we are who we thought you were two picks, one to seal the game. we know that defense was all over him. he really showed that he's up and down, and he ca
Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
was the second-longest serving senator in u.s. history. >>> remember the story? bronco, the police dog. he's been found. the loudoun county sheriff's office says the german shepherd made a getaway on friday afternoon while on his way to visit the dog groomer. the sheriff's department put out an alert and several people called in to say they had spotted the dog. bronco was found on ivandale road in the county. we're told he appears to be okay but was taken to the vet for a checkup. >>> coming up, the updated christmas forecast. stay with us.